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THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU regardless of what industry you’re in or how big your company is. The COMPLIANCE CENTER helps you navigate the OSHA inspection and citation process, survive OSHA inspection, appeal OSHA citations and handle OSHA officials—both on-site and in Regional and Area Offices.

Articles & Insight
  • sample image Inspection War Stories: Worker’s Photo Saves Company $43,000 in OSHA Fines

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But some pictures are worth a lot more than that. Like the one that saved a construction...
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  • sample image How to Prepare Your Workers for an OSHA Inspection

    When OSHA inspectors show up at a workplace, the first people they usually encounter are the workers ...
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  • sample image How Likely Are You to Get Inspected?

    Approximately 40,000 workplaces per year get inspected by OSHA. Inspectors working for State OSHA Programs do roughly 60,000 more...
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  • sample image How to Survive an OSHA Inspection

    An OSHA inspection can be a scary experience. But worrying about one can be just as bad if not worse than the real thing. You can reduce...
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  • sample image Should You Contest an OSHA Citation?

    The article How to Contest an OSHA Violation sketches out the steps to follow to contest an OSHA citation. Of course, all of this begs a big question: Should you even bother to make the effort?
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  • sample image Cut Risk of “Repeat Violations” If You Have Multiple Facilities

    OSHA treats all facilities of the same company as a single entity for enforcement purposes. That means if one facility gets cited and another facility owned by the company gets cited for the same or similar violation, it’s considered a “repeat violation...
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Time Saving Tools
  • MODEL NOTICE OF CONTEST FORM TO CHALLENGE UNFAIR OSHA VIOLATION
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    If you think an OSHA citation is unfair, you have a right to challenge it by filing a so called Notice of Contest. Read More...

  • MODEL FORM TO REQUEST MORE TIME TO ABATE A VIOLATION
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    When OSHA finds a safety violation at a work site, it typically requires the company to “abate” or correct it within a certain deadline. Read More...

  • MODEL MEMO TO BRIEF PLANT/FACILITY MANAGERS ON RISK OF REPEAT OSHA VIOLATIONS
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    OSHA violations are never good. But repeat violations are particularly bad. Repeat violations are designed for those companies ... Read More...

  • ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE MODEL MEMO
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    OSHA can obtain and use the results of the internal safety audits you perform identifying the weaknesses in your safety programs ... Read More...

  • MODEL REPRESENTATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALKAROUND PHASE OF OSHA INSPECTION
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    The walkaround is the phase of the OSHA inspection where the inspector looks at the work site to ensure compliance and check for OSHA violations. Read More...

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